Caleb Harada

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY



I study planets orbiting stars beyond our Solar System.


More About Me

Hello! I'm a first-year Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow studying astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. I'm currently taking classes and conducting research in exoplanetary science with Prof. Courtney Dressing's group. You can read more about my research below! I'm also passionate about public outreach and striving to make astronomy a more inclusive and equitable field. When I'm not thinking about science, I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and exploring the SF Bay Area.

Previously, I was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Astronomy with High Honors in spring of 2020. My senior undergraduate thesis was advised by Prof. Eliza Kempton, ("Signatures of Clouds in Hot Jupiter Atmospheres: Modeled High-Resolution Emission Spectra from 3D General Circulation Models").

My pronouns are he/him or they/them.



RESEARCH

New Project

Coming soon!

Escaping Exoplanet Atmospheres

How can we use metastable helium to understand the role of atmospheric escape in planet evolution?

The Role of Clouds in Exoplanet Atmospheres

How does the dynamical nature of clouds in exoplanet atmospheres affect high-resolution emission spectra?